Fayetteville is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of Arkansas. With a population of 93,949 people and 24 constituent neighborhoods, Fayetteville is the second largest community in Arkansas.
Fayetteville real estate is some of the most expensive in Arkansas, although Fayetteville house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.
Fayetteville is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 87.67% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Fayetteville is a city of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Fayetteville who work in office and administrative support (10.99%), teaching (10.98%), and management occupations (10.30%).
Of important note, Fayetteville is also a city of artists. Fayetteville has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Fayetteville’s character.
Also of interest is that Fayetteville has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 9.24% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.
Combining city textures and college town sensibilities, Fayetteville really has a nice blend of characteristics. While not a huge city, Fayetteville is big enough to offer a healthy dose of diversion, opportunity, and amenity to its residents and to the thousands of college students who descend on it every fall. Its size and diversity makes Fayetteville more than just a college town, but removing the students from the equation would undeniably change Fayetteville’s character and quality of life.
Not only is Fayetteville a city with many college students, but it also retains many recent graduates who are looking to start new careers, creating a very large population of people who are young, single, educated, and upwardly-mobile. That’s because Fayetteville is full of single people in their 20s and 30s and who have undergraduate or graduate degrees and are starting careers in professional occupations. This makes Fayetteville a pretty good place for young, educated career starters looking to find many people like themselves, with good opportunities for friendships, socializing, romance, and fun.
Do you have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in Fayetteville. 50.26% of adults here have a 4-year degree or graduate degree, whereas the national average for all cities and towns is just 21.84%.
The per capita income in Fayetteville in 2018 was $30,476, which is wealthy relative to Arkansas, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $121,904 for a family of four. However, Fayetteville contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Fayetteville is a very ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Fayetteville home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Fayetteville residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Fayetteville include Irish, German, English, European, and Italian.
The most common language spoken in Fayetteville is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Chinese.